Patty Lyons | Knitting Teacher, Knitwear Designer, and Published Author
  • Welcome!

    As a nationally recognized knitting teacher and technique expert, my passion is teaching knitters not just the "how" of knitting but the why: why certain stitches are formed in certain ways, why various techniques work, and why you should experiment with your knitting!

    Join me in becoming a more mindful knitter, as we tackle sweaters, customizations, gauge, and blocking together!

    Learn more about me in this 60-second video or click below for even more information.

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  • Join Me at an Upcoming Event

    Want a hands-on learning experience designed to empower your knitting? Join me at an event near you to learn skills from cast-ons and bind-offs to sweater pattern modification.

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  • Take a Class with Me Online!

    Aren't able to join me at an event? Take a private streaming lesson, online class, or buy a DVD. Choose the option that's right for you!

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  • Discover Patterns for All Levels

    Whether it's a sweater, a cowl, or mittens, all of my patterns are designed with real knitters in mind. Learn new techniques or explore favorite ones. From cables to lace to slip-stitch, there's something to discover.

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  • Knit-Along with Me

    A KAL, standing for knit-along, is a time where hundreds of knitters are working the same pattern at the same time. It is a great way to work a pattern with the support of hundreds of knitters, and I’m there to guide you every step of the way!

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AffiKNITy Retreat

AffiKNITy Retreat

Join me at AffiKNITy Retreat. I'm so excited to announce me first knitting retreat. Join me, Kate Atherley, Norah Gaughan, Mary Jane Mucklestone and special guest Bristol Ivy for 3 days of knitting in the most beautiful place on earth - Sebasco Harbor Maine. Knit, Learn, Laugh, Repeat

Vogue Knitting Live Seattle!

Vogue Knitting Live Seattle!

West coast folks, now it's your turn!! Come see me at Vogue Knitting Live Seattle! I'll be debuting my brand new class "Bionic Knitting: Knit Smarter, Faster, Better!". Hope to see you there.

Stitches West

Stitches West

Many classes already sold out! Don't miss out on one of the biggest shows of the year. Join me for 8 classes and a huge marketplace!

Knitting Lessons on DVD

Knitting Lessons on DVD

Did you know you could order all of my DVDs directly from me? I ship out directly at a super low shipping rate. If you don't have access to a DVD drive, just let me know!

On the Blog

News & Resources

5 Benefits of Knitting with Others

While many knitters enjoy the solitude of knitting on your own, an international online survey found that knitting in a group […]

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Join Me For AffiKNITy Knitting Retreat

We are sold out for 2020. Please join the wait list: 1) Click on the package you want 2) Skip […]

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Selfish Knitting: 5 Projects to Treat Yourself with This January

How many projects have you knit this past year? How many of them were gifts and how many were for […]

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See what real students have to say!



Patty Lyons is an excellent teacher and extremely knowledgeable about knitting. She loves to teach and wants every knitter to succeed. […] With this class, we will be able to take a pattern and turn it around to fit us, with all our marvelous curves. Anything, in any media and format, by this gem of a lady is well worth your time, effort, and money.

Lisa Gibson


This class has given me so much information and confidence. I have loved every minute of it. […] Patty is an EXCELLENT teacher and gives you so many helpful hints. It is a must for anyone who wants to learn how to do cables and read patterns. Also, enroll in her class—Improve Your Knitting—because it too is very informative and will teach you many invaluable techniques.



Brain exploding with information – best teacher EVER. I’ve been a big fan of Patty Lyons for some time now. I have her two Craftsy classes and her Annie’s class. Recently she spoke at my guild and I bought two of her Interweave DVDs. Oh . . . my . . . god!!! I thought I was good at fixing mistakes, but I had NO idea how many tricks there were.

Kally Aronis


The class was a blast; watching demonstrations on a screen of Patty knitting made visibility so much easier as we could see the intricacies of creating each stitch. In addition she also helped each student individually with demos and explanations. I never had to worry if I was doing the technique wrong because she verified that each student fully understood before moving on.

Debbie Allen


Using as an example your perfectly fitting sweater, you reviewed and explained the critical necessity and steps involved in getting gauge, showing before and after photos of the same sweater with gauge off by just a stitch. . . Information was utterly practical, made so much sense, answered questions I didn’t even know I had. I still use my notes! Many, many handy tips.



This class is excellent!!! Worth every penny. I have been searching for some time now, to find out how to properly count which row I am on, when working cables and Patty has answered that for me. This simple answer was worth the entire price of the class. She also explains how to do the long-tail cast-on in pattern!! [...] Thank you for such a great class!!

Featured Patterns & Classes

What's in store

Sweet Heart Lace Pullover

This sweater is filled with figure-flattering details. The modern play on a sweetheart neckline, squared off and wider at the base, makes your neck look long and lean. The gentle waist shaping and half sleeves create a lovely silhouette. With simple lace detail at hems and cuffs to make it just that little bit “fancy.”

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Costa Maya Cardigan: Sweater Class

Welcome to Costa Maya Sweater class. Join hundreds of knitters as we make this cardigan with lace details together! Comes with 30 video tutorials, and tons of knitting how-tos!

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Leaning Diamonds Tank

This delicate lace tank will keep you cool and it won’t break the bank either! Worked in the round to the armholes and then divided for front and back, you’ll knit this up in no time. With an interesting center lace panel and i-cord straps, this in the round pattern is a fast knit. Get ready for summer with this cute little tank!

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Nesting Diamond Shrug

This easy shrug is knit cuff to cuff. Stitches are picked up around the edge and short rows are used to shape the shawl collar.

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